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J. Thomas & Son

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Penrhiw Farm Trelewis Treharris Mid Glamorgan CF46 6TA click here to see J. Thomas & Son on a map
Contact Celia and John Thomas on 01443 412 949
status: Organic/local
Product: meat, lamb, free range fowl, and beef
Details: Penrhiw Farm is an upland farm , extending to 70 hectares situated on the eastern side of the Taff Bargoed valley in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. The farm has been owned by the Thomas family for at least four generations, and the farmhouse is of the traditional Welsh long house type with a stone barn attached. A flock of purebred South Wales mountain sheep, known localley as Nelsons, was established fifty years ago. These ewes are renowned for their hardiness and tremendous natural mothering instincts and produce lambs of excellent flavour. A proportion of the flock are crossed with Suffolk and Charolais rams to produce early lambs for the market. The herd of suckler cows is bred with our pedigree Aberdeen Angus bull. The calves are born in the spring and suckle their mothers for nine months. They spend the cold and wet winter months indoors and are then turned out onto fresh grass in the spring. The cattle thrive on our upland pastures and readily produce good quality beef. The farm is mainly permanent grassland , together with a small area of forage crops which are grown to support the livestock. Penrhiw Farm achieved organic status in March 2001. Soil Association, License Number, G4720. We are a member of the Soil Association and Farm Assurance scheme (No. 2895) Penrhiw Farm attend Usk and Riverside Farmers Markets. Produce can be bought directly from the farm and local deliveries can be arranged.

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